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Parry Peak Bear Claw Descent—Claw 3

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2.8 Miles 4.5 Kilometers


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Ascent

-3,849' -1,173 m

Descent

26%

Avg Slope (15°)

87%

Max Slope (41°)

13,322' 4,061 m

High

9,473' 2,887 m

Low

Shared By Donny O'Neill

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A steep descent on the Northwest Face of Parry Peak, in a zone called the "Bear Claw".

Donny O'Neill
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Watch for moose.

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This descent is well worth the slog to get to Parry Peak's summit. The descent features a choke near the top in most years; a high snow year may get rid of it. A low snow year may prevent a descent from the summit.

The chute is an incredible, sustained descent that opens up into an ultra fun apron before hitting the treeline. From there, it's a bit of a bushwhack back to US 40 and the Mary Jane access road. It's advised that you park one car down there and one at the Berthoud summit lot.

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